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When a hundred dollars was a lot of money, Henry Clay Frick had millions. He used his fortune to lead the good life by buying great art and housing it in a private castle on 5th Avenue in NYC. Today, you can view one of the last remaining lavish private mansions in the City and view his wonderful collection of paintings and sculpture all for the cost of a museum entry fee.
I took my future wife here early in our dating history and the subdued light, hushed atmosphere and overwhelming opulence helped me impress the girl who would become the love of my life.
Frick hired a consultant to help him find the best art available and that proved to be a wise move. The depth and breadth of the works is stunning. The collection, displayed creatively in a building that itself is a work of art, touches all of the classical bases. And while you will probably recognize many of the pieces, I recommend using their recorded handsets to help fill in the historic details.
This is one of my two favorite museums in the City (the other is the Cloisters) and is worth a visit with your significant other. It worked for me!
If you happen to be in central park and there is a sudden rush to see art. It would probably be a good idea to walk to 70th street for Frick's Collection. Its primarily not that huge, so won't even take half a day. Frick had taste and its visible through the building even if you leave the art aside. $20 is not a bad price, but you can view lot of places in NY for free or less (so keep that in mind).
Collection is majorly European painting, sculptures, eighteenth-century French furniture and porcelains, Old Master and nineteenth-century works on paper.Its generally not that crowded and most galleries have sitting arrangements, plus an amazingly serene courtyard.
P.S: Lot of virtual tours on their website.
An amazing collection of art, beautiful architecture and period furniture, in a house that is small enough to enjoy in a few hours. The collection isn't as huge as the Met, but that's what I liked about it. We had a few hours to kill one afternoon while visiting NYC and decided to pay this museum a visit - and were very impressed.
They have Vermeers, Valasquez, Rembrandts, Botticelli, Degas, El Greco - you name it. Wonderful collection. The museum cost $20 to visit and came with free audio guides. We used the audio guides throughout and they did a good job on providing the backstory of Mr Frick and his family, as well as the art and the house.
The house is right across from Central Park on 5th Avenue. It was snowing when we visited and the grounds were beautiful. There is also a serene garden court in the middle of the museum.
Very much recommend this museum, especially if you are wanting to see a lot of great art in a short amount of time.
The Frick Collection is an amazing old mansion on 5th Avenue that has been opened to the public with mostly Mr. Frick's beautiful art collection & some furniture pieces.
There's a beautiful pipe organ by the huge stair case when you hand in your ticket, a serene indoor garden with fountains, & beautiful collections of Rembrandts, Degas, & Vermeers to name a few. The collection is much smaller than at the Met but viewing it in the beautiful Frick Mansion surrounded by the original fixtures, wall papers & furnishings really make it special.
My main complaint is that I wish they would open the upstairs, outdoor gardens & let you take photos. But rules are rules & they don't & you can't. So here's my recommendation: instead of paying $20 to go see it, go on Sunday from 11am-1pm. You can get in for FREE but just be aware it can get very crowded.
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The Frick is frickin' awesome. (I couldn't resist)
Imagine the Met without all the noise and crowds and strollers and miles of walking. (But with all the masterpieces!)
No kids under 12. Hallelujah!!
Every painting is a masterpiece - there's no filler. Three Vermeers. A Velasquez. Two Rembrands (including a magnificent self portrait). Duccio. Botticelli. A whole room of Fragonard.
The house itself is a treasure. Ever want to know what it felt like to have all the money in the world? Stop in and see.
My favorite part was two Holbeins flanking the fireplace - portraits of Thomas Cromwell and Thomas More. Apparently HCF himself placed these so I like to think he enjoyed the fact that these two will be giving each other historical side-eye for decades to come.
Almost everything is paintings - there are a few statues and some furniture but in general, you have to like Old Masters.
The Frick is a small museum - plan on 1.5-2 hours for a visit. It's pricey at $20/pp but given the quality of the collection (absolutely amazing in every way) it's worth it. I can see where some would find it stuffy...when I visited it was a mostly elderly UES crowd. That means it's quiet in here, like library kind of quiet - I actually like that as I don't get distracted.
The Frick is a treasure. I'm only sorry that it took me so long to get here.
This museum is hard to rate. The art, the house, the combination of the two. It's fantastic, but it's stuffy.
Henry Clay Frick and his wife, Adelaide, moved into the Lenox Library just over 100 years ago. Their intent was to live in a museum, then keep it as such when they died. They did, it was. They collected what anyone of their time and stature would consider "fine art." The closest they come to modern or expression is a Renoir and a Degas.
If you like the old masters and/or architecture, head here. It's not really thick (think stupid) with old masters, but it kind of is. Rembrandt, Turner, Gainsborough, Sargent, El Greco. Names you average person with no art degree will have picked up in school.
There's also quite a bit of furniture, porcelain, marble statuary, textiles, oh and really grotty cherub wall art. Fascinating to see, but stuffy with pomp.
If you get overwrought with stuffiness, you can relax in the fountain room. Many of the rooms/galleries feed off of it, but it's relatively quiet. There are benches and a fountain to muffle the nearby conversations.
So why all the negative language, but a five star rating? I thought I already mentioned it. It's a house that was bought and renovated to be a living, then post-living museum. There are some fine works of art. Did I mention the Turners? There are a few, but most notably two giant paintings directly across from each other. Oh, and then there's a Renoir.
The word that sprung to my mind was sumptuous.
The Frick is unlike other museums for several reasons. A part of it was a home built with the vision that it would be a museum. The artworks, for the most part, are devoid of labels; especially the paragraph, or two, of descriptions. Two thoughts about the absence of narrative come to mind. You have the option of concentrating solely on the art before you. You have the peace to enjoy the experience without information crowding your mind.
The Frick gets 5-stars because it is a place not-to-be-missed in the NYC visual arts pantheon.
Adult admission was $20. (11/26/14)
TIP: Reciprocal admissions are accepted (for example, the Fort Worth (TX) Museum or Modern Art).
TIP: No children under 10, or thereabouts. I'd advise parents to avoid bringing children younger than 10 to art museums, anyway. Young children could have accidents at the Frick. You could, too.
I never got around to visiting the Frick back when I was living in NY, so I made it a mission to finally hit this place up on my recent trip. The building is very impressive; on 70th St near 5th Ave, it's right across from the park and it's a grand old NY residence you might read about in an Edith Wharton novel. The size of the museum and the collection reminded me a lot of the Huntington Library in CA. Frick and Huntington were around at about the same time and seemed to have very similar taste in art, mostly European pieces from the Renaissance to late 1800s. I most enjoyed the 18th century French and English society portraiture, reading about the individuals and finding out how, beneath their placid and elegant demeanor, some of them led quite scandalous lives, lol. Every corner is filled with something interesting to look at and I whiled away a most enjoyable few hours meandering from room to room and relaxing in the indoor fountain area, as it was a blustery, rainy day outside. If you're interested in mostly classical art in a setting that's more welcoming than overwhelming, the Frick is for you.
STEPH JUDGEMENT: A nice place to visit for its architecture and history as well as its collection.
My wife and I love art museums and have visited a number of museums in a number of cities - including the MOMA and the Met in NYC. My wife had seen a review of the Frick Collection and was interested in visiting it. Before leaving for New York, we ran into a gentleman at a wedding reception who - when he hear we were heading to NY - started raving about the Frick and urging us not to miss it.
The Frick Collection is actually housed in what had been the home of Henry Clay Frick which Frick had planned to become a museum after the passing of he and his wife.
So -- part of the attraction is the setting in the old Frick estate and part of the attraction is the art. Frick and his wife amassed a wonderful collection of art and it's presented very well in the Frick Collection. Your admission price includes a free self-guided audio tour device which is nicer than most of these devices. The device allows you to key in the number of a specific piece of art and to learn about that particular piece. You don't know to tour the collection in any specific order when using the device.
For art enthusiasts of any kind - the Frick Collection should be on your list.
Hot damn! I always knew the Frick was considered a sort-of-hidden gem, but I didn't expect to like it as much as I did. It's a small museum--if you take your time at each painting, you can still walk it all in 2-3 hours. It's big enough to wow you--I kept seeing paintings I recognized and thinking, "I didn't know we had this in NYC, too!"--but small enough not to overwhelm you.
Its collection of art spans centuries and is eclectic. I don't think it's heavily frequented by tourists, and it doesn't allow children, so it's pretty peaceful. (I was there on a weekday, though, so that may've contributed to its relative emptiness.)
* You won't feel guilty for not reading all the details on the placards by the works, because there are no placards. Most of the works have no notes other than the name and the artist.
* If you do want more detail, the audio guides are free. I didn't listen to them but I've heard from others they're detailed and very good.
* An introductory movie plays every half hour--it's only ~10 minutes long and is worthwhile. It gives you a brief overview of Herny Clay Frick and how the museum came about. If you're pressed for time, the video plays on the website as well.
* Highlights include:
- All of the Turners. You can recognize them from across a room, they're so distinctive--bright colors, huge landscapes impressing NATURE upon you, impressionistic swathes (before Impressionism was a thing) mixed in with extraordinarily fine architectural details.
* The Fragonard room! These paintings all ought to be kitschy, with their unreal lushness and macaron colors, but they overwhelm you with their skill and exuberance. Also, they are amusingly perverted--just look at the one with the bosomy blond dreamily eyeing the sky while her hand's down between her not-very-subtly spread legs. She's fully clothed in an elaborate dress, but it doesn't change what's happening. You look at this painting and imagine Fragonard had a very good time in his studio.
* Rembrandt's The Polish Rider may not be a Rembrandt. Its status is contested.
Ah, the scents of old, majestic spaces, from the horrendous odor of the film area to the seemingly urine-soaked rug strewn across one gallery room. To me, it's about the home, not the walls, from the baller stairs to the soaring atria to the crazy clocks to the spectacular Garden Court, with the nice touch of being able to continuously evolve. Coat check pickup can be insultingly slow (no basement bowling alley access), and there's no real organization indicating there are actually 2 lines, compounding the issue. Gladly had free entrance via a corporate account, but apparently it's effectively free Sundays 11-1.
An excellent museum full of real artists whose work leaves you wondering how did they do it? Small enough to feel like your whole day wasn't blown and somehow you don't ever feel lost with the feeling that you can see a door or a window at any moment...so great for claustrophobes. I feel richer than I am when I visit this place, like I've been invited over to some blue blood friend's large living room. It's been a number of years since I last visited, so these are the feelings of remembrance. I will go back again soon. New eyes, new mind, new views on old looks.
This is a gorgeous museum. Really beautiful collection of European paintings along with some sculpture as well. Has a lovely little garden area that allows photography (other areas do not).
What makes it more enjoyable is that it's the former mansion (of Henry Clay Frick) that was converted to a museum. The beautiful rooms and various ornate embellishments of the house really add to the museum backdrop.
It's fairly small, which I love due to my low museum stamina. The fact that I can see everything in one visit is really a big plus for me.
This museum does have a pay what you wish time (Sunday 11-1pm) but honestly, I'd rather pay than wait in that line. I attempted to go one Sunday and just gave up when I saw the line. They do offer a student discount ($10) and it's free if you're an NYU student!
Art is not one of my fortés, but having been to several collections around the city, it's with little difficulty that I can say The Frick Collection is my favorite. While it may not be as large or as well-known as some of its peers, it certainly doesn't mean that it deserves less recognition.
Perhaps what I found most disconcerting is the strict no photography policy that they maintain, but it was overlooked by the several hours that my friend and I wandered throughout the venue. This sprawling mansion in which Henry Frick once lived in has been converted into a beautiful museum, cradling some of the most diverse and eccentric pieces of art from around the world. The special exhibition at the time featured drawings shipped from London's Cortauld Gallery. Charcoal paintings, water colors, and preliminary sketches done by Matisse, da Vinci, Degas, Cézanne, and van Gogh are featured, leaving visitors in awe of the skill of these masters.
Also on special exhibition was Vincent van Gogh's self-portrait: "Portrait of a Peasant". A portrait like this - with its spectrum of textures, nuances in colors and brushstrokes - truly comes to life when it's mere inches from your eyes... and no photographs or videos can do the original justice.
The rest of the collection is just as amazing, if not more so. The works include Boucher, Vermeer, Renoir, Goya, Gainsborough, Camille Corot (one of Henry Frick's favorite artists), and Rembrandt. Lovers of art in the age of Rococo, Impressionism, Romanticism, Realism, or Baroque will also find pieces that span across countless time periods and styles. The decor, furniture, and overall charm of this mansion have also been stunningly preserved, which gives visitors the sensation that they have stepped back in time.
While the price of Regular Admission ($18) is on the higher end, Sundays from 11AM-1PM are pay-as-you-wish. It's best to arrive a little earlier, though, as (even though it's no Cronut Line) there can be a lengthy wait to get in.
The Frick is in a lot of ways like the old Barnes Museum in Philadelphia. It holds some of the most priceless and seminal works in the world.
I would say if you only have time to do one museum while you are here, do the Met. If you are an Art Major do the Frick, you will get more out of it.
There's some beautiful art work to see in this magnificent building. It's just such a shame that you can't take any pictures.
:( There's a courtyard/fountain in the center of the home that serves as a gorgeous welcome into the collection. You can definitely walk through every section in one day, though you might linger in some parts longer than others. Sundays are free for a part of the afternoon, but be prepared because it will definitely be packed during those hours. What's surprising (and awesome) is that they don't charge you extra for the headphones! I'm not sure if that's an everyday thing or just on Sundays. I had a lovely afternoon here.
This is my 6th time to visit here,and my favorite museum in NYC.
Indeed this collection is superb.
You can not miss those of Rembrandt
Their phone guide was very handy,
you can ask to borrow at the counter for free.
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This is one of my favorite museums in the city. I came here on a quiet weekday to check out the impressive art collection amassed by industrialist Henry Clay Frick during the Gilded Age. Not only is his collection amazing, but the estate is a piece of art in and of itself. Visit the courtyard if you want to know what I mean.
I would recommend the audio tour as it is informative and especially great if you are a lone visitor. That sounds a bit depressing, but is one of those museums where you actually want to take your time and explore by yourself.
Aside from the Frick collection, there are rotating exhibitions on the lower level..all the reason to keep coming back for more!
Dont miss this one of a kind museum !
The 20 dollar price is worth it , although on sundays between 12-2 its free and there is a student and senior discount!
The home is kept up so beautifully and it is just enough museum, you can get through here in about an hour and a half and still take everything in.
It is ideal for an older person because there are benches around and it is very quiet do to the no children under 12 rule.
Over all its a really nice experience that you wont forget , I would without a doubt recommend going !
The Frick is one of the more romantic museums I've visited in New York. The "no children under 10" policy is much appreciated, especially in a space that isn't especially large (for a museum.) Yay for no screaming kids & yay for no strollers to trip over! The indoor courtyard houses a garden, an enormous fountain, & multiple benches. I love the little details: the ornate banisters & staircases, the various glass ceilings & domes, this mansion is incredible. I enjoy Vermeer & Renoir all the time, but this gorgeous, opulent setting managed to endear me even to Rembrandt & Goya.
$18 general admission, $10 student admission.
Make the Frick Collection part of your date nite, you'll still have time & energy for a romantic dinner.
Mind blowing art and sculptor collection they have. They don't let you take the pictures of their collections. It was a mansion before it turned into museum after Frick passed away. Some of the collections they have were owned by John D. Rockefeller. You can complete this place in a hour. Also, they have free guided tours and audio head sets that's comes with ticket. The price for student is $10.
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Wow, what a stunning museum and mansion. According to their website (frick.org), The Frick Museum is actually a former residence of Henry Clay Frick. Mr. Frick was clearly a millionaire who loved art and spent his life collecting beautiful European portraits, paintings, and sculptures. Lucky for the public, after Mr. Frick passed away, the mansion was eventually turned into a gorgeous museum.
This museum is basically a small scale version of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. It has almost exclusively European paintings and sculptures but displayed in Frick's exquisitely designed home. The museum is conquerable in just two hours, and is not as overwhelming as the Met.
This museum isn't really big and I think because of the Vermeer exhibit everything else was closed off. I think I would have really like to see the grand staircase or explored other parts of the museum that were not accessible when we went... after waiting in the 20 degree rain in a line for a full hour. The line wrapped around 3 blocks, no lie. Didn't know everyone loved the girl with a pearl earring so much.
So all that we could see was one wing of some Rembrandt's and another wing of some Dutch painters...Vermeer... I liked the little sculptures though that were all over the place. And the main room was nice, really quite nice, though I definitely got caught trying to take a photo - NO PHOTOS ALLOWED.
I wouldn't wait in that line to see what was accessible to us that night.
This is a great little museum that I hadn't been to in years.What prompted this visit was the special exhibit of Dutch Masterpieces from the Mauritshuis .This is a small body of great paintings well worth seeing but the crowd that is drawn overwhelms the place.It also winds up putting the other art in the shadows , which is a bit absurd given that there are two or three Vermeer's in the regular collection,Rembrandt ,Degas,Monet , Renoir, a great selection of Fragonard and Boucher and some outstanding Medieval and early Renaissance paintings by Bellini,Bronzino,Holbein,Piero della Franchesca as well as some notable work by El Greco and Ingres.
At $20 , it is a little expensive but contrary to some of the comments , the permanent collection is outstanding.
There's a long line to get in.
It's $20 a person.
They have a lot of Rembrandts and other paintings from the period that are famous.
The collection is nice and in a nice house, but hmm. Compared to MoMa and the Met? I don't understand why this is so highly rated in the shadows of the other museums in Manhattan.
Gorgeous? Sure. A must see? Maybe if you get super bored of the other museums which is unlikely. And if you were bored with those, you'll be bored here too.
I did enjoy the watch and clocks collection which were kind of unique.
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Mr. Henry Clay Frick may have at one point been known as the most hated man in America and may have constructed this giant mansion (I'm not trying to be redundant) in the middle of the city and right next to Central Park just to one-up Andrew Carnegie ("I'm going to make Carnegie's place look like a miner's shack." His words). Whatever his true intentions, he donated his extensive collection of paintings, pottery, sculptures, and furniture to this mansion to create the quiet Frick Museum; a good man or not, Frick definitely had an eye for art.
Most of the paintings are so impressively large in size that it must have taken a lot of care and effort to transport them to the mansion. He also didn't group similar pieces together necessarily because everything from the religious, flat pieces of the pre-Renaissance age to the Impressionist paintings are scattered with no order on practically every wall of the mansion. I'm all about order and neatness, but it makes the museum experience much more interesting this way.
The Frick Museum will take a couple of hours to go through, but more if you decide to do the detailed audio tour. While his mansion is quite large, it's not as overwhelming or crowded as the MoMA or the Met. The layout of the museum is also clear, so no room will be missed. My favorite rooms are the Library and the West Gallery: the former has dark wooden walls, a fireplace, neatly shelved leather-bound books, and a slight old book smell; the latter is a massive, long room filled with well-known portraits, golden hued paintings (Joseph Mallord William Turner), and vibrant oil paintings. As you exit the last of the gallery rooms, you'll make your way to the serene, bright Garden Court with a working fountain.
Sundays are pay-as-you-wish (11am-1pm)
Likelihood of another visit:
The Frick is a museum that you wouldn't expect to find here, but it's a wonderful place to take someone from out-of-town. The main gallery areas never change, but the basement level houses a new exhibit every six months or so. I will gladly come back soon. They also have piano and chamber music concerts throughout the year, though tickets sell out pretty quickly.
I am a member and I stop by here so much, the security guards and employees know me which means I probably go way too much. 3x a week maybe? Great place to go to relax and sit on a bench next to the fountain and read a book (especially on weekdays). I often stop by if I'm in the area and have a few hours wait before a meeting. Truth is, I live downtown and go here even more when I don't have anything scheduled in the area
A must see museum in Manhattan. I suggest using the free self guided tour they offer. Sunday between 11am and 1pm is admission by donation so you pay what you want. Even if your not a huge art fan, the Frick townhouse itself is worth the visit. The intimate setting is rather appealing with plenty of paintings and other fine art to fill a few hours of your afternoon.
They do not allow photos. I saw this rule enforced more than once during my visit.
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I can't believe I just discovered this lovely little museum. Today I attended the special exhibit: Vermeer, Rembrandt, and Hals: Masterpieces of Dutch Painting from the Mauritshuis. The shining star of this exhibit is the very recognizable "Girl with the Pearl Earring". This exhibit will only be in town till January 19th, 2014.
The rest of the museum is a quick and fun tour of lesser known but still wonderful works of art. On entering, I was met with Renoir, Monet, Degas and other Impressionists. There is also an exhibit of Clocks and Watches that was small but interesting.
It was $20 to get in and let me give all who read this fair warning to get your tickets in advance on Telecharge or you'll be standing outside in the cold. I felt bad for those folks. I suspect the special exhibit is attracting a good deal of attention.
My only critique is that the exhibit is of Vermeer, Rembrandt and Hals, right? But there is only one (The Girl with the Pearl Earring) Vermeer in the exhibit. Yes, there are 3 other Vermeers in the Frick but not over from the Netherlands. The special exhibit was mostly Rembrandt and Hals joined by unmentioned artists in the title of the exhibit such as Jan Steen and Jacob van Ruisdael.
But besides that, $20 is worth seeing a portrait that has been deserving of all its fame. And since I won't be going to Holland any time soon, I took advantage of the moment.
I'm a sucker for a good historic home, but what takes The Frick over the top is that it is also a truly exceptional art museum.
Mr. Frick was an avid and passionate collector of many of the great European art movements. The breadth of his collection is stunning. You can find everything from his contemporary painters of the early 20th century, to Rembrandts and El Greco's.
In addition to the wonderful works on view, most of the rooms are kept in nearly the same order they were used. It's such a lovely look at how the Victorian barrons lived their lives in the heyday of New York society.
There is also a charming indoor courtyard with a pond and fountain that has season flowers on view. And they host an exceptional array of traveling exhibitions from some of the most renowned museums in the world.
It's a lovely change of pace from the large, ehcoy museums and you can easily see the whole collection without feeling overwhelmed in one or two hours.
Photography is not allowed inside.
I came here during summer night. Summer night is one Friday evening in the summer ( 6 to 9 pm) in the month of June July and August where admission is free. There are also events/ activities occurring during this period of time, such as classical music concert, sketching ( supplies provided free of charge) what is there not to like?
Fantastic collection. May need a bit more refinery than I have to truly appreciate it. Not an overly huge collection. Would have liked to be able to explore more, especially upstairs. The architecture and finishes are most interesting to me. Very good staff I thought also, very professional. $20 a person seemed fairly pricey compared to other museums in manhattan.
This place was amazing, all the more so as, for me, it was one of those unanticipated wonders of NYC. The paintings on display are beautiful works of masters: John Singer Sargent, Vermeer, Whistler, El Greco, the list goes on. But what blew my mind was the house itself. The architecture is really something to notice and enjoy. Many bronze pieces are dislpayed on intricately carved wooden trunks which themselves deserve your close attention. Everywhere you look there is something beautiful to see, to the point of being overwhelming on a first visit.
And they have rules to enhance the experience - no small children, no pictures, few guided tours. It's all about just getting lost in this beautiful place. I look forward to going here regularly. I admit there's something troubling about sitting in that lovely garden and wondering what a monster like Frick used to think about in that calm, reflective space. But that should in no way limit one's ability to enjoy the works of so many gifted artists gathered in one place.
A wonderful building.... I can't imagine someone having lived there though! But wow, what a collection of art! The entranceway with the little pool was so beautiful, it's a shame you can't take photos! The movie that plays is also very interesting and I would recommend watching it to learn about Frick and his history in NYC.
Great museum to check out some noteworthy paintings, as well as stroll through an intimate, early-1900's NYC mansion. I definitely got lost in this little hyperreality and briefly forgot about the undoings of modern society and its absence of the American Dream.
Some great Rembrandts, Vermeers, and JMW Turner paintings. One of my favorite Monet pieces too.
Don't be a frick in here, though. I (quietly) answered a phone call in the lobby before walking in and was immediately scolded and escorted to a different area, where I continued to be scolded for merely listening to someone on the other line and (quietly) responding, while (politely) trying to get him off the phone. I'll take responsibility for that, but don't frick around here... This is a place of sophistication.
Hands down, my favorite art museum in NYC. Been here four times already in less than 2 years. I call it the mini MET. Its not overwhelming huge like the Metropolitan Museum of Art, so you can take your time and look at everything. The Frick Collection has art that was obtained by Henry Frick, and the museum is literally his house.
Highly recommend listening to the audio players. You can get them at the front and punch in numbers to listen to the descriptions of the art pieces. Make sure you listen to the descriptions of the actual rooms, its pretty interesting.
If you have a student ID, tickets are cheaper ($10) or regular adult is $18. Weekdays are way less busier. And I repeat, DO NOT go on a "Oh its bad weather, lets all stay in and do a museum day!" Crowded as hell. Line out the door, not the best day to enjoy a relaxing day at the museum. The only way we skipped the line was getting student membership which was $25 bucks.
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In the elegant galleries of The Frick Collection--a museum housed in the former mansion of industrialist Henry Clay Frick--you will find some of the most exceptional works of Western art. …Learn more about Frick Collection , Opens a popup
In the elegant galleries of The Frick Collection--a museum housed in the former mansion of industrialist Henry Clay Frick--you will find some of the most exceptional works of Western art. Ranging from the Renaissance through the late nineteenth century, the Collection includes works by such celebrated artists as Bellini, Constable, Corot, Fragonard, Gainsborough, Goya, El Greco, Holbein, Ingres, Manet, Monet, Rembrandt, Renoir, Titian, Turner, Velázquez, Vermeer, and Whistler.
In addition to major paintings by these and other masters, the Frick's galleries contain fine French porcelains, Italian bronzes, sculptures, and period furniture. The permanent collection is further enriched by frequent presentations of special exhibitions.
Established by Henry Clay Frick, the museum was greeted with awe when the doors first opened in 1935. It has grown over the years, while maintaining the special ambiance of an art connoisseur's mansion, and today the Frick is internationally renowned as one of New York's most remarkable cultural treasures.
Your visit to the Frick will be enhanced by a complimentary audio tour, provided by Acoustiguide and available in several languages, as well as an educational video presentation on the history of the Frick and its founder. The Museum Shop offers a wide selection of books, catalogues, postcards, and other gift items. You can take a virtual tour of the Collection on our Web site.
Established in 1935.
Henry Clay Frick (1849-1919), the coke and steel industrialist, philanthropist, and art collector, left his residence on 70th Street and his remarkable collection of Western paintings, sculpture, and decorative arts to the public "for the purpose of establishing and maintaining a gallery of art, [and] of encouraging and developing the study of fine arts and of advancing the general knowledge of kindred subjects." Designed and built for Mr. Frick in 1914 by Carrère and Hastings, the landmarked mansion provides a grand domestic setting reminiscent of the noble houses of Europe.
The house was adapted into the present museum in 1935 by architect John Russell Pope, who seamlessly added an interior Garden Court (that is today a signature space) and other elegant rooms for the display of art. He also constructed the present building that houses the Frick Art Reference Library (on 71st Street), which is one of the world's top art history libraries.
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